Not sure what section this would be put under, but If anyone has any suggestions or help, it will be greatly appreciated.
If you remember on my last post, i told you about the trouble we had with a certain vet here in orlando with a surgery gone wrong on one of our cats Genis. (who btw was selected has a semi finalist for a cat photo contest, but didnt win
Our other cat Freya, is not doing so well. In the last few weeks she gave birth to 2 kittens, one died after the first night, the other had to be put to sleep because of a hole in the roof of its mouth which wouldnt allow it to retain any food or water. We only had the kittens for 3 days. A few days after the kittens were no longer in Freays presence, she began to act a lot differently. She seemed very depressed, would sleep all day and would eat and drink very little. Her behavior became worse and it came to the point where she would eat and drink absolutely nothing. We tried giving her lots of different foods, but she wouldnt eat anything. She weighed 9 pounds before birth, and is now 5 pounds a couple weeks later. Shes very skinny and can barely move. We took her to a new vet for the 2nd time today and they still dont know whats wrong with her. They took as much blood as they could to test for diseases, but didnt see anything wrong. Her blood cell count was normal and she tested negative for leikemia (sp.) The vet said that she was dehydrated and put fluids in her and fed her through a syringe to get something in her. We have to force feed her now every day to see if she gets better. They also told us there was no signs of a worm, and gave her deworming medicine, just in case. They did say it was possible for her to have a blood parasite, which they are testing her blood for now, and we are awaiting the results. If nothing works and she still isnt eating, then we believe the best for her would be to put her to sleep.
This is where the same vet that gave us trouble before comes in. We bought Freya from a Petland store here in Orlando. The animals that go through that store are tested for diseases, pregancy, etc by the vet that gave us trouble before they can be sold. What I dont understand is how they can say a cat that is 7 weeks pregnant with possible blood parasites is okay to be sold at a petstore? The new vet I go to explained that if it is blood parasites then you would be able to tell from birth, or a little time after. So why didnt the vet see this when they supposedly checked her before sale?
We went back to Petland and talked with the owner who was also very confused, and at first didnt believe a word we said until I pulled out all her paperwork/receipts from vet visits. He then went on to tell that apparently this isnt the first time theyve had a problem with a certain doctor at that vet. If this isnt the first time, and no one has said anything before, then i believe that it should be the last time. I plan on writing a letter, email, and phone call to the florida vet board about this animal hospital, in hopes that things like this will not go overlooked, and i wouldnt mind seeing a certain vet doctor lose a license either.
I dont want to have to put any animal to sleep for any reason, but we dont know what else to do. I dont want to keep having to force feed her, but there isnt any other way she will retain food. If anyone knows an easier way, or certain foods we can try to get her to eat without having to wrap her up in a towel and force it in her mouth with a syringe.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks to everyone who reads it. Our cats have gone through so much because of stupidity and disregard from this vet, and i hope that it doesnt happen to anyone else.